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EPA proposes draft rules related to air emissions from hydrofacturing operations

EPA has released rule changes that will require oil and gas drillers that use hydraulic fracturing to use new or improved processes and equipment in an attempt to reduce the level of volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and other air pollutants emitted during the completion of new and modified hydraulically...

Major Changes Proposed for Shale Gas Fracking

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer Advisors to US Energy Secretary, Stephen Chu, have recommended major changes to improve regulation and environmental performance of shale gas fracturing (fracking) in the US. Public consultation is continuing, and the final report will be released in November...

Steptoe and Johnson Update: Ohio EPA Proposes Air Permits for Drilling Sites

By Katerina E. Milenkovski , Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC During the past several months, Ohio EPA has been working to determine what, if any, air pollution requirements apply to well-site operations in the oil and gas industry - in particular, in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays . Ohio...